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Ride On Kids Ride Free Program

The Ride On Kids Ride Free program entitles students to ride any Ride On bus and most Metrobus routes (see the Kids Ride FREE webpage) within Montgomery County without paying a fare from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday- Friday year-round. Students should show the bus operator a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card or school ID. Some schools, all Montgomery County libraries, the Silver Spring TRiPS Store and the Treasury Division office sell the cards for $2.

Students cannot ride free during the morning trip to school and if a student wants to take Ride On, should be encouraged to buy a Monthly Youth Cruiser pass (electronic) for unlimited rides on Ride On for only $11 per month or $18 for the entire summer. The Monthly Cruiser pass can be purchased at the Treasury Office located at 255 Rockville Pike, Suite L-15, Rockville, MD, at select CVS and Giant stores in Montgomery County, and the Zodiac stores in Gaithersburg and Wheaton. The passes can also be purchased at the TRiPs store located at 8404 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, inside the Paul Sarbanes Transit Center.

Students riding Route 70 Express buses do NOT pay an upcharge during Kids Ride FREE hours.

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To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.